May 9th, 2022
Spring is the season of air conditioning maintenance in Burlington, VT. It’s the best time of the year to arrange for this service to clean, adjust, tune-up, and inspect your AC so it’s ready for the heat of the summer.
We talked about some of the major benefits of maintenance in a post last month. Today we want to go into a little more detail and talk about some of the other ways getting AC maintenance can benefit you. These may not seem obvious at first, but over the life of your air conditioning system (as well as the air conditioning system after it) and your time in your home, you’ll see a significant difference.
April 25th, 2022
It’s okay if you don’t think much about your garbage disposal on a daily basis. It’s an important functional item in your kitchen that you use almost every day without any trouble. But you need to know that your garbage disposal isn’t invincible. It’s not “the last garbage disposal you’ll ever need to buy.”
These appliances have powerful motors, experience friction, and go through plenty of wear over the years. Repairs can sometimes get a broken one back to work, but you’ll want to know several of the signs of a garbage disposal that’s ready for a full replacement.
April 11th, 2022
There’s a touch of spring in the air, even if we still have to deal with cold weather. That’s how April usually is. We know the weather will start to warm up and, eventually, the heat will settle in—and that makes now the right time to arrange for air conditioning maintenance in Burlington, VT.
This is the time of the year that we in the HVAC industry call the “shoulder season,” the period between extreme weather conditions. During April and May, we have fewer service calls for either heaters or ACs, so we can shift our focus to helping our customers install new HVAC systems and maintain their current ones. Just call us to schedule your AC maintenance visit and we’ll have no trouble finding a convenient time to get the job done.
March 28th, 2022
There are a few simple plumbing tasks in your home that you can perform yourself, such as replacing aerators in faucets or cleaning them out when they collect too much silt, or putting in a new flapper in the toilet when the old one wears out. But you shouldn’t try to go any farther with DIY work on your plumbing—nothing that requires you get out the wrenches or more complex tools.
Furthermore, you shouldn’t hire a non-professional to take care of plumbing jobs like repairs, replacements, and installations. The local “handyperson” isn’t the best path toward a good plumbing system! You want to call on a plumber in Plattsburgh, NY who has the appropriate training, equipment, experience, licensing, and certified Master Plumbers on staff.
This list of advantages of going with a professional plumber will give you a good idea of why you only want to trust pros, no matter the service.
March 14th, 2022
We often remind customers who have natural gas furnaces that these systems aren’t “dangerous.” It’s true that gas furnaces can develop safety hazards, but this is also true of many different home appliances. With the right maintenance for your furnace, as well as calling for prompt furnace repair in Plattsburgh, NY whenever necessary, you can expect your gas furnace to safely serve you and your family for many years.
To help explain how your furnace operates safely, as well as how to tell when something may be wrong, we’re going to look at several key safety features built into gas furnaces.
February 28th, 2022
The standing pilot light was the conventional way that natural gas furnaces lit their burners whenever the heating system turned on. They’ve become so identified with home furnaces that people take for granted that pilot lights are still around doing the same job as usual.
This isn’t the actual situation, however. Although you can still find gas furnaces with standing pilot lights, they have mostly gone of out use since 2010. If you have a furnace installed after that year, it almost certainly doesn’t use a pilot light to light the burners but an electronic ignition system.
February 14th, 2022
When the winter chill gets the coldest here in the Northeast—and we’re definitely at that point!—one of the biggest concerns that homeowners have is avoiding frozen pipes. When pipes freeze up, it stops the flow of water and it can severely damage the pipe, often leading to the dreaded burst pipe.
If you have frozen pipes in your house right now, the best step you can take is to call our expert plumbers. We have a long history in this region, so we know a thing or two about taking care of frozen pipes in Burlington, VT. Letting professionals handle your frozen pipes will solve the problem quickly and without the danger of pipe burst. (Bursting is most likely to occur when trying to unthaw the pipes because it increases the pressure within the pipe.)
But if you don’t have frozen pipes now, you definitely want to avoid them in the future. Here are our best frozen pipe prevention tips.
January 17th, 2022
It would be nice if you could purchase a water heater once and then never have to worry about it again. It would work perfectly for the rest of the time you owned your house. This isn’t the case, but many homeowners treat their water heater as if it were immortal and let an old one linger long past the point where it should’ve gotten replaced.
We want to help you know when it’s best to leave aside continuing repairs on your home’s water heater and instead invest in a replacement. When it comes to water heaters in Plattsburgh, NY, we’re the experts you can trust for honest advice and great service.
January 3rd, 2022
Cold weather and snowy nights may produce images of hot cocoa and a warm fireplace, but frigid nights are anything but pleasant when your furnace isn’t working properly.
Instead of shivering underneath piles of blankets or trying to fix the furnace yourself, Red Rock Mechanical, a heater service in Plattsburg, NY, can troubleshoot and repair common furnace malfunctions, including…
December 6th, 2021
Although there are more serious plumbing emergencies that can strike a house, the overflowing toilet is the one that causes the most sudden and panicked response. We don’t blame people for getting a bit freaked out when something like this happens.
We have good news, which is that it isn’t as difficult to deal with an overflowing toilet as it might seem. You may need to call for a professional plumber in Essex, VT to help with repairs, but with some quick thinking and a few steps, you can stop the immediate emergency and give yourself time to breathe. You can always trust our plumbers to be ready to help with whatever plumbing trouble you have, no matter the time of the day or night.
Anyway, on to what you can do about that overflowing toilet.